technology

Commentary
2:12 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Commentary: The Roots of Technology

Madisonville author Patricia Wiles returns as a WKMS commentator after a hiatus of many years. She reflects on "The Roots of Technology" and how, while 'graying gracefully' she and her husband have bonded over their iPhones.

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Education
3:23 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Forum Encourages Girls to Pursue Careers in Science and Related Fields

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Cindy Ragland  is coordinating the West Kentucky Forum of the Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative, coming up Thursday, November 14th, to interest girls 3rd grade and older in science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers. She speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the Collaborative and the event. 

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Technology
3:48 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

The Most Secure Password In The World Might Be You

The iPhone 5s includes a fingerprint scanner that can be used in lieu of a PIN or password. Some tech giants say finger or voice recognition is the wave of the future.
Graham Melling iStockphoto.com

Originally published on Tue November 5, 2013 8:22 pm

You're probably well-acquainted with one of life's little annoyances: the password.

Your voicemail. Your email. Your smartphone. Maybe you've got a different one for each — which means you're bound to slip up.

Or maybe you use the same one for everything — a security no-no. The number of sites and services that demand a password or PIN seems to have grown exponentially. And keeping track of the ones you've got? Forget about it.

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Society
12:56 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Cleanup Project Donates Used Computers to Fulton Technical School

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One of the agencies contracted to clean up the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant is donating used computer equipment to a local technical school.

DUF6, a uranium cleanup project of Babcock and Wilcox Conversion Services, transferred 223 computers and printers to the Fulton County Area Technical Center in Hickman late last month.

Principal Tom Pyron said the center, which provides technology and trade education for area high school students, was under budget pressure that the donation relieves.

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Morning Cram
9:08 am
Fri October 26, 2012

The Morning Cram [i want it now edition]

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From NPR: We've been looking at how technology has totally changed what it means to watch television or a movie. One of the biggest changes has been in demand — people want a baseball game — on their smartphone, wherever they are, right now.

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Government
7:48 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Tenn. Top Among Technology Savvy States

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Tennessee has been named as one of the top states in the nation for its efficient use of digital technology in state government. Governor Bill Haslam says the state was among six to receive an A-minus in the 2012 Digital States Survey. The survey is one of the longest running examinations of technology use in state government. Tennessee had scored a B-plus in 2010. This year only Michigan and Utah scored an A. The states are graded on savings or benefits from the use of technology, progress over the last two years, innovation and effective collaboration.

K-12 Education
9:00 am
Sun August 5, 2012

Bring Your Own Device to Graves County High School

Mechelle Gattis leads a group of GCHS teachers through an example of the in-class quiz tool.
Shelly Baskin WKMS News

In the Graves County High School library, Amanda Henderson introduces a group of the school’s teachers to the new Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD program. Henderson is Graves County’s District Technology Integration Specialist. The BYOD program she’s discussing is a simple solution to a common problem. Schools need to keep their educational resources up to date, but lack the money to continually refresh them. Henderson says ideally, they would provide every student with their own computer, but in reality, it’s just not feasible.

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Thieme Speaks at MSU
4:18 pm
Fri April 13, 2012

Thieme Speaks at MSU Tech Summit

In a world of ever growing technology and global interconnectivity, privacy and security are increasingly rare commodities.  Richard Thieme is an author and lecturer who addresses the challenges posed by these new technologies, including the personal, and even spiritual transformations people undergo as they adapt to a new world.  He spoke this week at a technology summit at Murray State University.  Gary Pitts sat down with him to talk about the dangers of interacting with technology, and how to meet those challenges.